Greg Oosterhouse

Rookie (02-20-1976 / Grand Rapids, MI)

Silence Is - Poem by Greg Oosterhouse

Silence is sitting back in the recliner after a day
at work when the radio was too loud.

Silence is hearing the birds singing after hearing
neighbors bickering.

Silence is listening to beloved hymns after hearing
yourself complaining about things that cannot be changed.

Silence is reading the words of Rumi after reading news of
rape, murder and molestation.

When one is silent about another's wrongdoings, silence is
the sound of the devil shouting. So speak up, and he will
not be heard!

When one is silent in prayer and rest, silence is the sound
of God talking. So speak up, so He may be heard!

Yes, when God talks to you, let Him talk through you!
Be silent no longer!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, October 29, 2010

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